by Heinz Hemken
In a time when “uploading your personal data” means every movement, every gesture, and everything you see, hear, or say, Benita Garcés makes a respectable living selling every detail of her daily behavior. Her employer is a fabulously successful provider of intelligent, autonomous virtual characters, and is now introducing a line of walking, talking physical humanoid robots.
But one of the company founders has a problem. There is a mysterious conspiracy afoot, and he knows that Benita can help him solve it. Benita expects an easy, by the numbers investigation, but that’s not what she gets. There’s more than meets the eye going on.
A lot more.